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Cartographic humanism : the making of early modern Europe, Katharina N. Piechocki

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Cartographic humanism : the making of early modern Europe
Title
Cartographic humanism
Title remainder
the making of early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Katharina N. Piechocki
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is "Europe," and when did it come to be? In the Renaissance, the term "Europe" circulated widely. But as Katharina N. Piechocki argues in this compelling book, the continent itself was only in the making in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Cartographic Humanism sheds new light on how humanists negotiated and defined Europe's boundaries at a momentous shift in the continent's formation: when a new imagining of Europe was driven by the rise of cartography. As Piechocki shows, this tool of geography, philosophy, and philology was used not only to represent but, more importantly, also to shape and promote an image of Europe quite unparalleled in previous centuries. Engaging with poets, historians, and mapmakers, Piechocki resists an easy categorization of the continent, scrutinizing Europe as an unexamined category that demands a much more careful and nuanced investigation than scholars of early modernity have hitherto undertaken. Unprecedented in its geographic scope, Cartographic Humanism is the first book to chart new itineraries across Europe as it brings France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Portugal into a lively, interdisciplinary dialogue. --
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • European literature
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Cartographic humanism : the making of early modern Europe, Katharina N. Piechocki
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-296) and index
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volume
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Contents
Introduction -- Gridding Europe's navel : Conrad Celtis's Quatuor libri amorum secundum quatuor latera Germanie -- A border studies manifesto : Maciej Miechowita's Tractatus de duabus Sarmatiis -- The alpha and the alif : continental ambivalence in Geoffroy Tory's Champ fleury -- Syphilitic borders and continents in flux : Girolamo Fracastoro's Syphilis sive morbus gallicus -- Cartographic curses: Europe and the Ptolemaic poetics of Os Lusíadas (1572) -- Conclusion
Control code
on1089885449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages ;
Isbn
9780226641188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089885449
Label
Cartographic humanism : the making of early modern Europe, Katharina N. Piechocki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Gridding Europe's navel : Conrad Celtis's Quatuor libri amorum secundum quatuor latera Germanie -- A border studies manifesto : Maciej Miechowita's Tractatus de duabus Sarmatiis -- The alpha and the alif : continental ambivalence in Geoffroy Tory's Champ fleury -- Syphilitic borders and continents in flux : Girolamo Fracastoro's Syphilis sive morbus gallicus -- Cartographic curses: Europe and the Ptolemaic poetics of Os Lusíadas (1572) -- Conclusion
Control code
on1089885449
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages ;
Isbn
9780226641188
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089885449

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